Submersible Pump 50 Foot 7 GPM Well 20/40 PSI Switch

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Submersible Pump 50 Foot 7 GPM Well 20/40 PSI Switch

Is the Red Lion RL12G05-2W2V submersible pump a good choice for a 50 foot, 7 GPM well and 20/40 Switch? A 115 volt unit would be marginally more convenient in power failures but longevity and dependability are greater concerns.
 
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The only advantage that the higher voltage would have would be the ability to run a smaller wire to maintain a low voltage drop.
For a 1/2 hp pump if you install properly sized wire to minimize voltage drop there would be no real advantage other than cost of the wire to a 240 volt pump.

I would ask what size generator do you plan to operate the pump with.
A 1/2 hp pump would take a fairly large generator to power and most larger generators have 240 volts available.
 
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The Duromax 4400E has a 240V30A outlet but the generator will be 50 feet from the pump. The freezer and sump (120V) are close to the pump so switching out a single extension cord would have been more convenient (the generator hasn't arrived yet but I believe it requires switching on the panel and changing cords) and less to purchase and trip over so it is only marginally more convenient.

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